Geography topics for you to learn and enjoy
pictures for use when learning about Geography
Exit Glacier, Alaska
Exit Glacier, Alaska
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Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland
Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland

This picture of a glacier is a composite image as the photographer has attempted to get all of the largest glacier in Europe into one shot.

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Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland
Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland
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Fox Glacier, New Zealand
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
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Muir Glacier, Alaska
Muir Glacier, Alaska
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Pasterze Glacier, Austria
Pasterze Glacier, Austria

This glacier is in retreat.

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Medial Moraine
Medial Moraine

Medial moraine occurs when two glaciers meet and the rock that it scrapes off the mountain as it slides down the mountain is carried down with the ice.

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Glacier in retreat
Glacier in retreat

There is much evidence around the world that shows that glaciers are shrinking due to climate change.

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Perito Moreno glacier, Argentina
Perito Moreno glacier, Argentina

Lakes often form at the end of glaciers due to the meltwater. Also, some glaciers feed straight into the sea and when the ice breaks off, it forms icebergs.

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Serrano Glacier, Chile
Serrano Glacier, Chile

If you look closely, you can see the people in the foreground which gives you a sense of the scale of glaciers.

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Africa - If polar ice melts
Africa - If polar ice melts

This is a prediction of what the coastline will become if all the polar ice were to melt.

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Australia - If polar ice melts
Australia - If polar ice melts

This is a prediction of what the coastline will become if all the polar ice were to melt.

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South America - If polar ice melts
South America - If polar ice melts

This is a prediction of what the coastline will become if all the polar ice were to melt.

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Asia - If polar ice melts
Asia - If polar ice melts

This is a prediction of what the coastline will become if all the polar ice were to melt.

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Europe - If polar ice melts
Europe - If polar ice melts

This is a prediction of what the coastline will become if all the polar ice were to melt.

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North America - If polar ice melts
North America - If polar ice melts

This is a prediction of what the coastline will become if all the polar ice were to melt.

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These images of glaciers from around the world provide a wonderful illustration of the scale and beauty of glaciers. These glacier pictures are annotated for further information and are high resolution to allow accurate sketching from. 

GLACIER PICTURES